technology predictions for 2023 | Future timeline

Read technology predictions for 2023, a year that will see the world transform thanks to disruptions in technology that will impact a wide range of sectors—and we explore some of them below. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

Quantumrun Foresight prepared this list; A futurist consulting firm that uses strategic foresight to help companies thrive from future trends. This is just one of many possible futures society may experience.

technology forecasts for 2023

  • The combined market for PCs and tablets declines 2.6 percent before returning to growth in 2024. Likelihood: 80 percent1
  • Processor manufacturer Intel starts construction of two processor factories in Germany, costing about USD $17 billion and projected to deliver computer chips using the most advanced transistor technologies. Likelihood: 70 percent1
  • Swedish battery developer, Northvolt, completes the construction of Europe's largest lithium-ion battery factory in Skellefteå this year. Likelihood: 90 Percent1
  • Europe's first "intelligent" city, Elysium City, opens in Spain this year. The sustainable project was built from scratch and is powered by solar energy, among other features. Likelihood: 90 Percent1
  • Australia and New Zealand complete the development of SBAS this year, which is a satellite technology that will pinpoint a location on Earth to within 10 centimeters, unlocking more than $7.5 billion in benefits for industries in both countries. Likelihood: 90%1
  • 90 percent of the global population will have a supercomputer in their pocket. 1
  • London's new "super sewer" will be finished. 1
  • 10 percent of reading glasses will be connected to the internet. 1
  • 80 percent of people on earth will have a digital presence online. 1
In 2023, a number of technology breakthroughs and trends will become available to the public, for example:
  • China achieves its aim of producing 40 percent of the semiconductors it uses in its manufactured electronics by 2020 and 70 percent by 2025. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • France’s national railway operator, SNCF, introduces prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight. 75% 1
  • Revenue from Indian over-the-top media services—where content is distributed directly to viewers through the internet, bypassing cable, broadcast, and satellite television platforms—has increased to $120 million from $40 million in 2018. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • Between 2022 to 2026, the worldwide shift from smartphones to wearable augmented reality (AR) glasses will begin and will accelerate as the 5G rollout is completed. These next-generation AR devices will offer users context-rich information about their environment in real-time. (Likelihood 90%) 1
  • NASA lands a rover to the moon between 2022 to 2023 to find water in advance of the US' return to the moon during the 2020s. (Likelihood 80%) 1
  • Between 2022 to 2024, cellular vehicle-to-everything technology (C-V2X) will be included in all new vehicle models sold in the US, enabling better communication between cars and city infrastructure, and reducing accidents overall. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1 US dollars 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 8,546,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 66 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 302 exabytes 1

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